Sep 30, 2013
So, expected to wake up from my Ambien, clonidine, and zanaflex induced sleep (a very poor night's sleep) feeling ****** and weak and anxious and dizzy and itching for something to ease the withdrawal. Low and behold, this morning was better than yesterday's morning! HOORAY! For sure I'm still nauseous and weak and sweaty and feeling so ******, but joining this Medhelp group gave me so many suggestions and HOPE to keep going and not stop the withdrawal process. Today I am glad to have been given the advice and cheers I received,
I even watered my backyard today! Very slow and steady, but I did it! The past few days that was UNIMAGINABLE.
Now I know for sure that the Fentanyl was not really helping my severe, chronic pain. Being off of it hasn't really changed my pain one way or the other. That is something we should all truly consider: Is this medication REALLY making my life more productive? So many of us, because we're all human, hold on to things that don't "work" because we are afraid of the withdrawal, or alternative medication. I was (am) one of those who kept postponing the detox for no real reason - fear of the unknown, I guess.